1. Lisbon: beautiful, romantic city with old-world neighbourhoods
  2. Porto: historic city with Roman ramparts, Parisian-style squares and great nightlife
  3. Évora: UNESCO-heritage town with medieval walls, Moorish alleys and a Roman temple
  4. Parque Nacional da Peneda Gerês: Portugal’s prime national park
  5. Braga: University town with an outstanding cathedral and other churches
  6. Coimbra: aka the Oxford of Portugal
  7. The Azores: great nature and amazing diving; see Azores Chapter(s)
  8. Madeira is also known as the island of flowers, which is great for hiking and bird watching.
  9. Most of the islands have various dolphin and whale watching trips.